Painting

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 4th, 2017
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It’s halfway over. The work week is about half-done for most of us. With any luck, you’re looking forward to a weekend of gaming. I might be doing some of that. But I can guarantee that I’ll be doing some baking. Actually, that’ll start tomorrow. We’re having a chili and...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Sep 26th, 2017
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We’re doing our best to fill up your day with gaming here on TGN. But I gotta sleep sometime. So where I leave off, gaming magazines pick up. In this case, it’s Figure Painter Magazine. Because you definitely don’t want to be taking painting advice from me! Instead, flip through the...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 20th, 2017
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The week continues along. We’ve made it halfway through! The weekend will be here before we know it. At least, I think it will, since it seems this week is going by pretty quickly. Seems I keep looking down at my clock and going, “man, it’s (time) already?” Yesterday seemed to...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 8th, 2017
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Well, the short week that seemed surprisingly long has come to an end. We’re about to make our way back to the weekend. Considering the various things hitting Netflix this past week, I’m guessing a lot of my weekend will involve binging some shows like MLP and Bojack Horseman. But there w...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Sep 8th, 2017
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Most painting competitions out there have you paint up a single piece and submit it as your entry. Wyrd’s Iron Painter is like that… kinda, except for the fact that you’re doing that multiple times in a row, each time with a new piece that has to be better than the last one if you [...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 6th, 2017
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We’re already halfway through the week. Having Monday off certainly helps with that. But as we continue our way through the week, I know I could still use a bit of a pick-me-up. So I’m going to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: RPG Player Kits Up On Kic...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 8th, 2017
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If you’d not heard, Gen Con is next week. Yeah, I know, right?! Anyway, Ninja Division has posted up their plans. And it’s quite a lot. They’ve got new product. They’ve got a painting contest. They’re going to have special guests at their booth. It’s a ton of stuff...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Aug 4th, 2017
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Tanks! “You’re welcome!” There’s certainly plenty of heavy metal vehicles making their way through Forge World’s pipeline. They’ve got the new Legion Sicaran Arcus Strike Tank, a bunch of upgrade kits for Predator tanks, a Relic Datalink Telemetry set, as well as I...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 21st, 2017
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A bit all over the map with this week’s set of pre-orders from Forge World. In one corner, we’ve got a new armored vehicle for 40k, particularly the Sisters of Silence. In another corner we’ve got a Blood Angels Legion Transfer Sheet. And, in the final corner, there’s some Iro...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 7th, 2017
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It feels like a short week, but it’s certainly been a busy week. Yesterday, got pulled aside for a vital project before the A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game Kickstarter launches later this month. That was a cool couple of hours. But yeah, just been busy all-around. Ready for that weekend!...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jul 7th, 2017
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Wyrd Games is known for running various painting contests throughout the year. They’ve launched another one over on their website. If you’re a pro at slinging the colored goo around, you might just want to check it out. You could win some Wyrd store credit for yourself....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 27th, 2017
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I am no painting pro, as I mentioned in the post about Privateer hiring a painter. Well, I’m also not able to get to Russia. So there is absolutely no chance that I’m going to be winning the Mint Dragon Painting Contest, which is being held in Russia. But if you are able to get […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Modelling
Jun 23rd, 2017
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It’s here, ladies and gentlemen. Friday. Gateway to the weekend. The work week is almost over and we just need to push through these last few hours and we’ll be free. Hopefully you’ve got some plans put together. Mine have solidified, with some chill card gaming tonight with a frien...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 7th, 2017
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Well, this has been quite a week. Monday had the site down for reasons that are still not 100% identified (it blipped again a little earlier today, but was once more fixed by our outstanding IT guy, Lucas). Tuesday was busy playing catch-up. Plus, there’s been article-writing and such behind-th...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
May 30th, 2017
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Gen Con is just a couple months away. …Holy hell! Gen Con’s only a couple months away!!! *cough* … yes, anyway, well, at the show, Ninja Division is going to be running their Golden Kobold painting competition. Grab your paints and brushes, it’s time to show that you’re ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 24th, 2017
3 Comments
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The week of “getting back to usual” continues along. Of course, we’ll get back off schedule a little, since it’s a 3-day weekend here in the States. But still, good to be on schedule while you can. But, seeing as we’re getting ready for a 3-day weekend, that means we sho...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 28th, 2017
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Woo! We’ve made it back to Friday. We all know my love of today. But it’s not just any Friday. It’s International Tabletop Day Eve. Yes, tomorrow we celebrate our hobby all over the world. Hopefully you’re planning on going out and celebrating. Many LGSs and gaming clubs have ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 5th, 2017
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The week rolls along, just as the thunder outside rolls along. I have to say, obviously I hope that everyone stays safe and there’s no property damage, but at the same time, the Midwesterner in me is going, “Squeee! Thunderstorms! Yay!” I miss the storms that’d roll through Ka...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 4th, 2017
1 Comment
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Spring has sprung. Soon, the Easter Bunny will be hopping on down the lane, hiding eggs. *sniffsniffs* Whew! Those eggs are smellin’ kinda ripe already! Oh, it’s just the limited edition Easter Fangtooth model that’s going to be available during Steamforged’s Spring Sale. They...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 31st, 2017
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Last weekend, the Crystal Brush Awards were held at Adepticon. I certainly wasn’t in danger of winning them. And I’m probably not in danger of winning the new TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge that IDW Games has launched over on their website....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 28th, 2017
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So you’ve got a bunch of Flames of War, Bolt Action, or some other WWII game’s miniatures sitting around. You’ve been meaning to get them painted, but you’ve never gotten around to it. Well, to help out, EZPainter is having a sale on all WWII commissions for the next couple da...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 26th, 2017
4 Comments
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Adepticon has many fine tournaments and contests that take place over the course of the show. But only one of them gives away $10k to the winner. That’s the Crystal Brush Awards, the culmination of a year-long painting contest process that ends up in Chicago. Well, the overall winners have been...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 24th, 2017
1 Comment
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Hey kids. We have made it. It’s Friday at last. This certainly has been an eventful week. It’s also gone by quickly, at least for me. I hope everyone at Adepticon is having a good time. If you’re not there, I still hope you have a weekend of gaming planned. And if you’re going...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Mar 8th, 2017
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I’ve not painted a mini in years. But lately, I’ve been kinda wanting to get some colored goop onto my Guild Ball teams. Thing is, I know my skills have certainly atrophied in the time it’s been since I last painted. So, if I want my first miniature I do to not be garbage, I [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 17th, 2017
2 Comments
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It has been a busy week. Work has been full of time working on (redacted). I can’t wait until I can tell you all about it. Other than that, I’m making pizza tonight. And by that, I mean I made my own sauce from scratch, and the dough ball that will be the crust is […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 16th, 2017
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Arguably the biggest painting contest of the year is the Crystal Brush awards that have their finals every March during Adepticon. If you’d like to get free travel to the show, you can do so by winning one of the qualifying events that are held throughout the year. Salute is having a Crystal Br...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 15th, 2017
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We’re making our way there, ladies and gentlemen. The previous weekend is as far from us as the next one is to us. Have you started getting together any plans? We’ve got the gaming day at the library coming up this weekend. Gonna hang out and play some Guild Ball and hopefully Fujian Trad...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Feb 7th, 2017
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If you’re really into getting your minis looking as good as possible, you’ll want to take every opportunity to improve your skills. My skills are incredibly lacking, with my painted minis just north of “well, they don’t look like you did it with a paintball gun…” S...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 1st, 2017
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The middle of the week and the start of a new month. 2017 is already 1/12 in the books. January sure did go by quick (at least for me). Before you know it, we’ll be announcing Black Friday sales. Ok, maybe that’s a bit much. Plenty of things to do between now and then. And […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jan 12th, 2017
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My painting skills are lacking. They really are. I’ve not painted anything of note for some time now. So, that means you don’t have to worry about me swooping in and taking the top prize in Mantic’s The Walking Dead: All Out War Painting Competition....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 7th, 2016
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Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me? I mean, it’s already Wednesday. Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginne...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 1st, 2016
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Those of you who visit this site regularly are no stranger to crowdfunding. Indiegogo and Kickstarter are just a part of the gaming landscape now. But there’s other crowdfunding websites you might not know of as well. One is Patreon. There, you aren’t necessarily paying for a game youR...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 18th, 2016
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How’s everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? I think I’m gonna keep mine rather chill, just putting together the last of my friend’s Guild Ball stuff. They’re already assembled. They just need greenstuff work done on ’em (filling in some small gaps, filling in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Nov 18th, 2016
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I really gotta get back into painting my minis. I’ve got 3 Guild Ball teams, resplendent in their pewter shine and resin grey, but they really could use to have some actual color on them. Every time I see a new issue of Figure Painter Magazine come out, I think, “yeah, this time I’l...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Oct 31st, 2016
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Mantic has launched a brand new painting contest. They’re calling it Brush With Death and it’s looking to be a new annual event where gamers from all over the world look to win a special trophy to add to their case....